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A Pattern For The Ages

Sunday, July 09, 2017

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Dust off your sewing machines! The website Vintage Patterns Wiki has just released an online collection of over 83,500 vintage sewing patterns that are 25 years and older. Whether you're looking for weekend wardrobe attire or your next Halloween costume, the database has a fascinating selection of throwback outfits that can be accessed FOC — you read correctly, free: Vintage fashion junkies can access the collection at www.Vintagepatterns.wikia.com .

Want the vintage look without the fleas? This is the perfect place to get that one-of-a-kind look, taking online retail therapy to a whole different level. Indeed, the online collection serves as a time portal into fashion history, showcasing styles from every decade. It even features big-time designers such as Dior and Givenchy, bringing you couture without the price tag.

The news gets better — the website is organised by decade, garment type and designer, making it easy to navigate, and the database is constantly being updated with new options for your next SO date. Those who can't even thread a needle will find it's well worth navigating.

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